Hot Fudge Sauce

We had a birthday in our family this week. Our son turned 25! I can’t believe it! Now that he is all grown up and has moved out of the house, I had to postpone his birthday dinner until SATURDAY! (As an overly enthusiastic person, this kills me.) The good news is that this gives me plenty of time to come up with his b-day menu. I know for a main course I am making him scallops (recipe another day). He requested his favorite Mud Pie, for his dessert. Yay! That is fun to make! I’ll put the entire Mud Pie recipe up here at a later date, but to get us started we need to make the Hot Fudge Sauce. Yes, you can buy that in the ice cream aisle, but why would you when you can make a better version at home (and not eat all the chemical stuff)?

Two kinds of chocolate lends to a deep flavor. Never buy it again!

Two kinds of chocolate lend to a deep flavor. Never buy it again!

Hot Fudge Sauce

1 cup butter

1 can EVAPORATED milk

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup cocoa powder

6 ounces chocolate chips

1/2 tsp espresso powder (or instant coffee granules)

1 tsp salt

In a sauce pan, combine everything except vanilla and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for about 7 minutes then take off the heat. Add the vanilla. Let cool for about 15 minutes. Put into a blender and blend for about 3 minutes…til smooth. Be very careful and hold the lid on tightly because blending warm things can make the lid pop off. This will firm up as it cools.

Store extra in the frig! (refrigerator for you Europeans)

What did I love about this recipe? Oh wow! This was so easy and so much better than the stuff you buy at the store…make the extra effort with this!

What didn’t I love about this recipe? It makes too much. The plus side is that you have more hot fudge sitting around. The negative side is that you have more hot fudge sitting around. (haha)

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